It's long been rumored—ever since the first Kindle Fire was released really—that Amazon was making a 10-inch, iPad-sized version of the Kindle Fire. According to CNET, that's going to stay a rumor because though Amazon is planning to release TWO new Kindle Fires, they BOTH will be 7-inch versions.
Amazon is trying to sell you magazines on the iPad. The latest update to the Kindle app for iPad now has a newsstand for reading Kindle Fire magazines, a built-in PDF reader, and slickly designed text book replicas.
We've just gotten a look Barnes and Noble's new 7-inch Nook Tablet, and surprise! It's very similar to Amazon's Kindle Fire. But the differences that do exist—in specs, price, and usability—are telling. Here's how it all breaks down.
Amazon's new web browser lets Amazon's cloud servers do the heavy web processing so the Kindle Fire doesn't have to. Now some legislators are concerned about the personal data Amazon will be able to collect in the process.
The Kindle Fire is a huge deal in part at least because it's so cheap. But reports that Amazon is taking a loss to make the tablet a bargain have been greatly exaggerated. The Kindle Fire is inexpensive by design.
Ryan Block at gdgt has word via his sources that the Amazon Kindle Fire—the device that can truly go toe-to-toe with the iPad—isn't the tablet they're putting their faith in. The real new hotness will be the second-gen Fire. And it's coming soon.